Common cold


TitleTypeLevel of evidenceSourcePublishedReview
Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common coldSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library18/07/2007
Editorial - Antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections and conjunctivitis in primary care.Journal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
British Medical Journal (BMJ)12/08/2006
Heated, humidified air for the common cold (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library19/07/2006
Influenza - Factsheet for Schools - Wired for HealthFactsheetProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)07/02/2006
Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library25/01/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Common coldPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online17/01/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - CoughPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online17/01/2006
Antibiotics for the Common Cold and Acute Purulent RhinitisSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library20/07/2005
Cold (common cold)Public leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor01/05/2005
PRODIGY Guidance - Common coldCare guidelineEvidence citedPRODIGY Knowledge01/06/2004
10 minute consultation: Acute cough in childrenCare guideline
Journal article
Evidence citedBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)01/05/2004
Drink plenty of fluids: a systematic review of evidence for this recommendation in acute respiratory infectionsSystematic reviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British Medical Journal (BMJ)28/02/2004
Antihistamines for the common coldSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library21/07/2003
Antibiotic Resistance - Factsheet for Schools – Wired for HealthFactsheetEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)21/04/99